Olmert makes deal to prop up government

10.23.06

In the wake of a disastrous war aftermath, a few sex scandals, and widespread disillusionment, Ehud Olmert signed an agreement to bring Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party into the governing coalition. The right-wing party with a platform for Russian immigrant issues will help keep the government alive, but it will be, um, interesting to see how they’ll work with the main coalition partner, Labor.

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